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Sunday Night Quarterback

12/26/2011 - Florida Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One of Florida's best players during bowl practices was one of its most disappointing players during the season.

Sophomore defensive end/linebacker Ronald Powell has drawn praise from UF head coach Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn for what he has done since the Gators ended the regular season with a loss to Florida State. Powell has been more active and better fundamentally than he has been all season, they said.

"I told him the other day I thought he had his best practice since we've been here," Muschamp said. "[Powell has been better] as far as his pad level, his hand placement, affecting the quarterback in the rush."